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    First R8 comparison test...

    ...against Ferrari F430 and Porsche 997 turbo is in tomorrow's Issue of German Auto Zeitung!
    Front cover Issue 09/2007 18.04.2007.

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    KresoF1 said:
    ...against Ferrari F430 and Porsche 997 turbo is in tomorrow's Issue of German Auto Zeitung!
    Front cover Issue 09/2007 18.04.2007.




    Most probably it won't be a real test, but at least we can enjoy the pictures, which are always nice in Autozeitung.

    BTW, I think they've chosen the wrong competitors with the F430 and the Turbo. These cars are not in the same league.

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    I agree. Let's see if they measured R8 or not and if they did how will it compare against such a established class leaders as F430 and 997 turbo.

    If R8 do not end third in this comparison test then Audi marketing department could start a small celebration IMHO...

    BTW, do not forget:
    -997 turbo Supertest in this Friday's Sport Auto
    and
    -next Wednesday full test of R8 in AMS

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    KresoF1 said:
    I agree. Let's see if they measured R8 or not and if they did how will it compare against such a established class leaders as F430 and 997 turbo.

    If R8 do not end third in this comparison test then Audi marketing department could start a small celebration IMHO...

    BTW, do not forget:
    -997 turbo Supertest in this Friday's Sport Auto
    and
    -next Wednesday full test of R8 in AMS



    Arghh, seem as if I will buy three new magazines within the next seven days, my lady will kill me...

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    Rossi said:
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    KresoF1 said:
    I agree. Let's see if they measured R8 or not and if they did how will it compare against such a established class leaders as F430 and 997 turbo.

    If R8 do not end third in this comparison test then Audi marketing department could start a small celebration IMHO...

    BTW, do not forget:
    -997 turbo Supertest in this Friday's Sport Auto
    and
    -next Wednesday full test of R8 in AMS



    Arghh, seem as if I will buy three new magazines within the next seven days, my lady will kill me...



    Come on!
    For 3 new car magazines

    Then I will not try to imagine what could happen to you if you decide to buy R8 and 997 turbo and DO YOUR OWN COMPARISON!

    Probably something like or

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    Let me say R8 AMS test 0-100kmh 4.0 second 0-200kmh 13.0 second. But i really wonder 997TT supertest. What was the Hockenheim and Ring time??????

    Lol JK kidding.

    Seriously R8 Zeitung test would be a good comparison however i think R8 vs CarreraS/4S would be better

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    KresoF1 said:
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    Rossi said:
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    KresoF1 said:
    I agree. Let's see if they measured R8 or not and if they did how will it compare against such a established class leaders as F430 and 997 turbo.

    If R8 do not end third in this comparison test then Audi marketing department could start a small celebration IMHO...

    BTW, do not forget:
    -997 turbo Supertest in this Friday's Sport Auto
    and
    -next Wednesday full test of R8 in AMS



    Arghh, seem as if I will buy three new magazines within the next seven days, my lady will kill me...



    Come on!
    For 3 new car magazines

    Then I will not try to imagine what could happen to you if you decide to buy R8 and 997 turbo and DO YOUR OWN COMPARISON!

    Probably something like or



    Kreso, you just don't know how many magazines lie around here...

    And I bought some nice other things recently too, so perhaps I just should stop buying things at all for the next time.

    Anyway, I had a intensive test drive of the turbo recently and although being a great, near to perfect car, this car is not for me. So no turbo for me, thank you.
    And I'm not the biggest fan of the design of the R8 either, so no R8 for me as well.
    So I guess the next step will be the new stallion from Maranello...

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    VGA18 said:
    Seriously R8 Zeitung test would be a good comparison however i think R8 vs CarreraS/4S would be better



    Carrera 4S, exactly!

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    VGA18 said:
    Let me say R8 AMS test 0-100kmh 4.0 second 0-200kmh 13.0 second. But i really wonder 997TT supertest. What was the Hockenheim and Ring time??????

    Lol JK kidding.

    Seriously R8 Zeitung test would be a good comparison however i think R8 vs CarreraS/4S would be better


    I highly doubt the R8 will hit 200kph in 13 seconds, thats faster than the time they acheived with the gallardo. My guess is 0-100 kph 4.4 seconds, 0-200 kph 14.1.

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    I was just making a fun of AMuS. I do not trust their times

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    VGA18 said:
    I was just making a fun of AMuS. I do not trust their times



    Well, who does?

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    Rossi said:
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    VGA18 said:
    I was just making a fun of AMuS. I do not trust their times



    Well, who does?



    Eckhard Eybl neuer Leiter Produktpresse und seine Presse Truppe aus Zuffenhausen.

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    KresoF1 said:
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    Rossi said:
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    VGA18 said:
    I was just making a fun of AMuS. I do not trust their times



    Well, who does?



    Eckhard Eybl neuer Leiter Produktpresse und seine Presse Truppe aus Zuffenhausen.



    That doesn't count!

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    Rossi said:
    Most probably it won't be a real test, but at least we can enjoy the pictures, which are always nice in Autozeitung.

    BTW, I think they've chosen the wrong competitors with the F430 and the Turbo. These cars are not in the same league.



    It does make for a great prelude to the R10, which could easily outshine the both F430 and TT.

    Let's see how well the R8's chassis, brakes, steering and overall balance stacks up.

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    I'm guessing 1. 430 2. R8 3. TT with the R8 beating out the TT because of 'wow' factor

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    bondmid003 said:
    I'm guessing 1. 430 2. R8 3. TT with the R8 beating out the TT because of 'wow' factor


    +1

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    There was a similar test done by Automobile magazine here in the US but it involved only the 430 and R8. The R8 held up pretty well though the 430 was the winner. Not surprising given the weight, hp and price difference.

    Keep in mind that the 430 is a three year old car. To its credit, it is still holding its own.

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    That test also included the C2S as well.

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    please show us the test!!!!
    Kreso,will be in AMS(and when?) the test between turbo standard brakes vs turbo with pccb????

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    Andrea,

    Brake comparison test will be published in May AFAIK.

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    svtrader1 said:
    It does make for a great prelude to the R10, which could easily outshine the both F430 and TT.



    By the time the R10 will be presented, the F430 successor will be on the market or at least near introduction.

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    KresoF1 said:
    Andrea,

    Brake comparison test will be published in May AFAIK.



    grazie

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    KresoF1 said:
    ...against Ferrari F430 and Porsche 997 turbo is in tomorrow's Issue of German Auto Zeitung!
    Front cover Issue 09/2007 18.04.2007.




    So. Basically the F430 won the comparison (if you can call it like this). They said that the Ferrari and the Porsche (for which they stated a totally wrong base price BTW) were in a class of their own and that the Audi does get close but not quite.

    But, nice pics as predicted...

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    Kreso asked me to post some numbers from the test.

    As I don't have the magazine with me at the moment, this is what I recall, so don't nail me down on it.


    F430 F1 was 3.8 sec to 100 km/h and 12.2 sec to 200 km/h.
    For the turbo, which was a tiptronic, the numbers were 3.9 sec and 12.3 sec respectively.
    R8 performed in 4.5 sec (not sure about that) and 15.2 sec.

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    There were some rumours that the Autozeitung 0-200kph time for the F430 should have been 13.2 and they misprinted 12.2. I guess those rumours were false since they published the 12.2s time many times.

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    There's a test pitting the R8 against the F430 and the 911S in the new Automobile Magazine here in the states.
    They essentially said that the F430 is intense, but the R8 makes up for in usability. The R8 is more brash than the 911 and you couldn't go wrong picking the R8.
    http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/exo...08_porsche_911/

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    Rossi said:
    Kreso asked me to post some numbers from the test.

    As I don't have the magazine with me at the moment, this is what I recall, so don't nail me down on it.


    F430 F1 was 3.8 sec to 100 km/h and 12.2 sec to 200 km/h.
    For the turbo, which was a tiptronic, the numbers were 3.9 sec and 12.3 sec respectively.
    R8 performed in 4.5 sec (not sure about that) and 15.2 sec.



    Thanks Stefan!

    BTW, R8 numbers are almost similar to those that will be published next week in AMS test...

    So, underperformer or not(R8)?

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    KresoF1 said:
    So, underperformer or not(R8)?



    Help me, what are the official numbers for the R8?

    15.2 sec for a 420hp car seems about right for me.

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    Official numbers are:

    0-100km/h: 4.6s
    0-200km/h:14.9s
    Weight: 1560kg

    So, Auto Zeitung numbers are almost at factory level...
    BTW, do you remember the weight for R8 in AZ?

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    KresoF1 said:
    Official numbers are:

    0-100km/h: 4.6s
    0-200km/h:14.9s
    Weight: 1560kg

    So, Auto Zeitung numbers are almost at factory level...
    BTW, do you remember the weight for R8 in AZ?



    Well, didn't I say that I don't believe in the below-15-sec-numbers, didn't I?

    But seriously, cars with around 350hp like a Carrera S for example, should reach 200 km/h in about 16 sec. Cars in the 400hp range should be approximately one second quicker, which the R8 seems to be. Nevertheless the official 14.9 sec seem just a tad too optimistic to me.

    Autozeitung said nothing about the weight of the cars BTW, they just stated official factory numbers.

     
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